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Eight wastes

When looking to make efficiencies or add more value to a process, one of the things we attend to in quality improvement are the eight wastes. The eight wastes (using the acronym DOWNTIME) are important in terms of looking for improvement opportunities and examining day to day processes where this waste may occur. Usually we identify waste by asking ‘would you like more of this?’ 

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